Steinmetz: Mullin's Hall of Fame countdown begins


Steinmetz: Mullin's Hall of Fame countdown begins

Aug. 5, 2011


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Matt Steinmetz

Where do you even start with Chris Mullin? Where do you go with him?Do you talk to him about when he was young, and ask him about the foundation he laid at that time to become a great player? Do you talk about his New York roots, and the undeniable connection he made with that city? Do you talk about his career at St. John's, where he wound up as the college player of the year and helped establish the Big East as the country's preeminent conference?Do you talk about his days with the Warriors and "Run TMC" and his five NBA All-Star appearances? What about being a two-time Olympic gold medalist, once as an amateur and once as part of the Dream Team? How about overcoming alcoholism and his relationship with Don Nelson? Or his time as general manager of the Warriors and subsequent falling out?
The point is, there are so many facets to Chris Mullin's Hall of Fame career, it's hard to even know where to start.But we're going to try.A little later today, the San Francisco Chronicle's Bruce Jenkins and Scott Ostler and myself are going to sit down with Mullin, set to be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. next Friday, and talk to him about some of this stuff. After us, another group of writers will do the same.STEINMETZ: Mullin, W's reconcile over Hall of Fame
All this, of course, is leading up to next weekend's enshrinement, and will be there every step of the way. We'll be keeping up with Mullin and his Hall of Fame induction, and we'll be in Springfield next weekend to let you all in on what's happening.We'd love for you all to come along for the ride. And here's your question -- if you could ask Mullin a few questions, what would they be?See, we told you it was tough.

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.

The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.

Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.

Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.

Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.


Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.

Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.

On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.

Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.

Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.

Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.